The Yesterday&Today (also formerly known as Gister & Vandag) was started in 1981. The Y&T is a journal dedicated to serve and academically stimulate the education community that teaches History and doing empirical or/and qualitative research in History teaching as well as research in any other themes related to the subject and discipline of History. In this way the improving of the teaching of History on all educational levels are promoted. The intention always is to accommodate a variety of teaching approaches or/and perspectives on the past. History’s associations with, and contributions in, other disciplines are also explored. The Journal has recently received accreditation status from the Department of Education of South Africa.

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  • SASHT online History quiz off to a good start 

    Odendaal-Kroon, Rika (The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2016)
  • Tales of the Old East Coast from Zululand to the Cape 

    Hlatswayo, Thembani (The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2016)
  • The new black middle class in South Africa 

    Ngwane, Simphiwe (The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2016)
  • A far-away war: Angola, 1975-1989 

    Wessels, André (The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2016)
  • Innovative ways to teach the youth lessons from South Africa’s historical legacies 

    Malan, Jan (The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2016)
    This article explains a creative way in which lessons from history may in future be presented to a new generation. This will be made possible by utilising new technology and ingenuity to make history educational and ...
  • A systematic method for dealing with source-based questions 

    Haw, Simon (The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2015)
    This article is intended to help both learners and teachers get to grip with the source material used in examination and tests by providing a systematic way in which to analyse them for such factors as usefulness, ...
  • “Making History compulsory”: Politically inspired or pedagogically justifiable? 

    Davids, M Noor (The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2016)
    While recognising the contested nature of History as a school subject, this article explores the political context and practical implications of making History compulsory until Grade 12. After twenty one years of democracy, ...
  • Inclusive histories for inclusive futures: Interactions and entanglements then and now 

    McDonald, Jared (The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2016)
    This article makes a case for the production and dissemination of inclusive histories in public dialogue and public spaces of history consumption, including classrooms, lecture halls, monuments and textbooks. Inclusive ...
  • Thoughts about the historiography of veracity or “truthfulness” in understanding and teaching History in South Africa 

    Van Eeden, Elize S (The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2016)
    Debating the understanding and use of historical content as fact and/or fiction in publications has come a long way in the science of History (historiography). Arthur Marwick for example, in “The new nature of history, ...
  • Creating a British World: British colonial teachers and the Anglicising of Afrikaner children 

    Le Roux, Cheryl S (The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2016)
    The contribution of the British Colonies in supporting Britain in its quest to promote English and British culture amongst Afrikaner children during and in the aftermath of the Anglo Boer War is examined in this article. ...
  • Using life stories to teach about resistance to apartheid 

    Ludlow, Helen (The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2016)
    This study investigates the responses of undergraduate history students, who are also student teachers, to the use of the autobiography or biography of an apartheid resister in their third year academic history course. ...
  • Boehmer, E. 2015. The shouting in the dark. [Book review] 

    Fynn, Ramon Mark (The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2015)
  • The varied nature of History textbooks in the teaching of History in Cameroonian schools 

    Gham, Nyinchiah Godwin (The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2015)
  • Using History textbooks in A wellresourced South African school 

    Joubert, Debby Lee (The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2015)
  • Teaching History in Swaziland 

    Zubuko, Fortune Khumbulani (The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2015)
  • Using History textbooks in secondary schools in Mauritius 

    Domur, Pretty Kajal (The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2015)
  • History textbooks and active learning History in Rwanda 

    Umugwaneza, Annick (The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2015)
  • Using History textbooks in Rwanda at school and in teacher education 

    Tuyisenge, Jean Pierre (The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2015)
  • Using History textbooks to teach in Peri-Urban Kenya 

    Akidiva, Christine Kayeli (The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2015)
  • Using History textbooks to teach in rural Kenya 

    Muriira, George (The South African Society for History Teaching (SASHT) under the auspices of the School of Basic Sciences, Vaal Triangle Campus, North-West University, 2015)

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